Tuesday, September 20, 2005

700 turtle hatchlings freed

The Star

For decades, the beaches of Rantau Abang in Terengganu were famed for being the nesting sites of giant leatherback turtles.

However, the reptiles are in danger of disappearing forever from the beaches because of a significant fall in their population.

As part of efforts to halt the decline in numbers, some 700 green turtle hatchlings aged between one and two days were released on the beach recently in conjunction with National Day celebrations.

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